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Unscientific activities in Chakki rivulet concern for local residents, farmers, environmentalists

MANILA (Reuters) - Around 300 protesters clashed with security on Wednesday at a Manila hotel where an annual mining conference was being held, demanding that mineral extraction be halted due to th

Last weekend, a tribunal held by indigenous communities in Gualaquiza, in the Amazon headwaters region of Ecuador, accused the nation’s first large scale mining operation of major human and env

Two firms allegedly involved in illegal mining have taken out of the country, over the years, minerals worth over N100 billion.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Bhanu Dehuri Vs Director, Directorate of Mines Minerals & Others dated 05/09/2017 regarding illegal mining of sand in Jhargram and West Midnapur districts of West Bengal. The Tribunal while disposing of this Application directs the authorities to continue maintaining vigil to ensure that no illegal mining and lifting of sand takes place in the area.

Chief Sinazongwe of Southern Province says he is expecting Column Coal Mine in Sinazeze – Sinazongwe district to compensate all the villagers that will be displaced by September month end

The present work is mainly focused on the Geotechnical properties of the areas in Gandhinagar district. The recent growth which is associated with urbanization in Gandhinagar -Ahmedabad Township calls for appropriate geotechnical investigations of soils of the area. Representative soil samples were collected from the Sabarmati River bed near Gandhinagar area and were investigated as per Indian standard for their index properties with a view to classifying for their use in infrastructural development.

1044 women of child-bearing age from 25 countries participated in the study. 42% of them had mercury levels greater than 1 ppm — the level that approximately corresponds to the US EPA reference dose.* 55% of the women had mercury levels greater than 0.58 ppm mercury, a more recent, science-based threshold based on data indicating harmful effects at lower levels of exposure. Mercury is a health threat to women and the developing fetus.

The Ministry of Mines invites suggestions on draft Offshore Areas Mineral (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill 2017 seeking to amend the Offshore Areas Mineral (Development and Regulation) Act 2002.

The Ministry of Mines invites suggestions on draft Mineral (Auction) (Amendment) Rules, 2017 seeking to amend the Mineral (Auction) Rules, 2015.

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